Project Management Update from Argentina


By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Like every summer in Argentina, activities in main cities are really low. This year, with the high temperatures registered in most of the country, the “porteños” (like are called the citizens of the City of Buenos Aires) went away to enjoy the beaches.

In addition to that, this summer came with many economic changes taken by the current government, specifically the exchange rate peso vs. dollar that has been generating uncertainty in the inhabitants of this country regarding the future.

However, some activities have already begun in PMI Chapters of Argentina.

Initially, I should mention that new authorities have assumed leadership in both chapters.

In PMI Buenos Aires Chapter, Anabella Amoresano has assumed the role of President during the year 2014, and as Vice President was designed Osvaldo Ucha, who has been president of the Chapter last year.

In PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter, Benedict Hughes is the current President and Andrés Sananes has been elected as President for next year 2015.

A PMIBA team building activity was performed for volunteers during January. This kickoff meeting is about sharing a picnic in a farm of the countryside of Buenos Aires to exchange ideas and know each other. With a typical “asado” (Argentinian barbecue) and good wine, the day went from interesting conversations that roamed topics as diverse, from chapter projects, labor issues and even personal issues of each and their families.


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About the Author 

flag-argentinaCecilia BoggiCECILIA BOGGI 

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cecilia Boggi, PMP is founder and Executive Director of activePMO, giving consulting services and training in Project Management and Leadership skills in Argentina and Latin America.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 20 years both in the government and private sector.  Cecilia also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential since 2003, is certified as SDI Facilitator from Personal Strengths© and is alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2012.  Ms. Boggi is Past President of the PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter, and is a founding member of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter and PMI Santa Cruz Bolivia Chapter. She has been designated by PMI in the role of Mentor of Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016.  Cecilia has participated in the development of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team and she is professor of Project Management in some Universities and Institutes in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

She can be contacted at [email protected]  and www.activepmo.com.ar